|Max Linder in: The Surprises of a Flirtation (Les surprises de l'amour), 1909|
Pathe comedy with Max Linder, Jacques Vandenne The story tells of two sons and a father, all of whom are paying separate and clandestine attentions to the same girl. They arrive one after the other, and are secreted in various parts of the room, where they remain until all three suddenly peep out together. The final scene, where the elderly papa is enjoining a discreet silence upon his son, is, perhaps the best thing of the kind Messrs...
Keywords: Silent; comedy; Max Linder; Pathe Freres; 1909; French
|Max Linder in: Max wants a divorce (1917)|
Cast: Max Linder, Marthe Mansfield [billed as: Martha Ulrich], Francine Larrimore, Mathilde Comont. Produced by Essanay, the film premiered at "The Strand" (New York) on March 18, 1917. Max is forced to choose between losing his newly wedded wife and a fortune. He hits upon a brilliant scheme: He will give his wife grounds for a divorce, secure the money and then make his ex-wife Mrs. Linder again...
Keywords: Silent; comedy; Max Linder; Essanay; 1917; French; Divorce
|Max Linder in: A Farm-house Romance (Idylle a la ferme), 1912|
Pathe comedy by Max Linder. Premiered in Vienna June 14, 1912 and released in the US Dec. 20, 1912. "Max, who has sponged upon a wealthy uncle, is told by that worthy to marry one of the daughters of an old friend of his. Max goes down to the farm. At a family council, it is hastily decided that Max must be induced to marry the elder daughter. The daughter shrewdly foresees that Max is more likely to want to marry her younger sister, and she accordingly insists on the sister being disguised as a...
Keywords: Silent; comedy; Max Linder; Pathe Freres; 1912; French; Farmer; Farm life; Maid
|"Max Wants a Divorce" (1917) starring Max Linder and Martha Mansfield|
"Max Wants a Divorce" is a short comedy starring Max Linder and Martha Mansfield, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. It was her second film ever, and her second of three films with Max Linder for Essanay Studios. Martha and Max are just married when he gets a letter from his lawyer notifying him that he will receive a 3 million dollar inheritance if he is not married. As anyone would do, Max starts concocting a plan to keep both the money and his wife Martha. His idea is to cause a divorce, o...
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